Carl Sandburg is one of my favorite poets. In honor of National Poetry Month I would like to share one of his poems. The title is what we all seek in life.
I asked my professors who teach the meaning of life to tell
me what happiness is.
And I went to famous executives who boss the work of
thousands of men.
They all shook their heads and gave me a smile as though
I was trying to fool with them.
And then one Sunday afternoon I wandered out along
the Des Plaines River.
And I saw a crowd of Hungarians under the trees with
their women and children and a keg of beer and
– Carl Sandburg
Carl August Sandburg was an American poet, writer, and editor. He won three Pulitzer Prizes: two for his poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. Wikipedia
What is happiness to you? This is what it is to me. Write a Poem.
My mother taught me about happiness one day.
She did not know I was watching her.
She spoke to the Daisies in her garden
and praised them. They began to dance.
Mom was never one to smile a lot
but that day she smiled the day away.
I too delight at the sight of daisies.
They put a smile on my face because
I will never forget
what happiness looks like.